Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

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June 14, 2016

Broodcast Journalism...

by Chris Randall
 



So Sonic State hit me up about doing a little tutorial video about Karplus-Strong when I was at SuperBooth in Berlin, the which I happily did. I totally forgot about it, to be honest, until Nick put it up on his site yesterday. I was noting on Facebook that I was deep in the Jetlag Timeslip when I did it, and it's actually relatively amazing that it's watchable at all, let alone fairly on-point and informative, as such extemporizing goes. (At least, in my opinion.)

But it lit a fire under my ass to do something I've been meaning to do for a long time. I have all these broadcast accounts and a commercial broadband hardline right here to my house, and it's certainly well within my means to do a fairly high-quality stream out of my office. I was thinking of doing a Twitch or YouTube Live stream maybe once a week, where you can AMA in the vein of the "10 Questions" videos we did a while back, albeit with more focus. Like "watch me patch this shit or fuck with Reaktor Blocks while I talk and answer questions and whatever" kind of thing.

I don't honestly know how it would play out, and I need to rearrange some things in my office and test some shit to get the best lighting/sound scenario going, but I think it might be fun for all. In that vein, some questions:

1. What do you think the best platform for this endeavor would be? I have a Twitch account, and it's all set up and tested, and I think the audio and video quality is better than sending the same exact encoding to YouTube, personally. However, YouTube is the larger platform, and Twitch is, of course, aimed at gamers. Open to ideas in this regard. It would be a fairly simple matter to set up a media server right here on the AD box and stream it direct, for that matter.

2. What would you like to see as the purview? Watch Crandall Produce Shit? Q&A? Lightly-scripted topic (like "10 Questions" or the video above where we just talk about a single subject?) I'm open to ideas. I'll try anything out. I'm leaning towards a combination of Watch Me Work and Q&A, with the caveat that I'll probably forget to look at the chat window.

3. What sort of schedule? Should I block time weekly for a strictly live affair, or could it be more random? I'm not doing any daily bullshit, that's for sure.

Anyhow, open to any and all ideas. Your comments and input in this regard will be most appreciated.

 
February 12, 2015

10 Answers, Riparian Edition...

by Chris Randall
 



Better late than never, right? My optimism about doing this at NAMM was ill-advised, and then when I got home from NAMM, events conspired to keep me from having time. Today, I finally had the opportunity. So, blatantly disregarding the level indicator on my digital recorder, off to the desert I went. Here's your answers. Enjoy!

 
January 15, 2015

January's 10 Questions, Special NAMM Edition, And Some Other Shit...

by Chris Randall
 

For the January edition of 10 Questions, I'll be at NAMM, obviously. So I'll do the answers video at the show itself, on Saturday, Jan. 24th. The Google Moderator page for asking your questions and voting on your favorites is now open.

One thing I noticed last month: the people that get their questions in early naturally tend to come out on top, because everyone that follows them is encouraged to vote by the Moderator software. So your best bet is to get in early. And not ask something idiotic, of course.

A couple other things:

1. We're entertaining the thought of adding hardware bundles to the AD store. If anyone has any thoughts on this subject, now would be the time to voice them, and this would be the place.

2. When I get back from NAMM, Audio Damage t-shirts will once again be available in the store. We got a new style done. I _think_ it'll be all awesome and shit, but I won't know until I have them in my paws on Monday.

3. There will be some prototypes from a couple new manufacturers in our racks at our NAMM booth. Come visit and see some new shit in the WMD Manufacturer's Booth, Hall A, booth 6990.
 

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